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Choosing the Perfect Wedding Date

Planning a wedding involves making a lot of decisions, and one of the most important choices is the date! The date of your wedding will be an important day for the rest of your marriage, as you and your partner celebrate coming together as one each year. For some, it's even tradition to preserve the top tier of the wedding cake and enjoy it on the first anniversary of the wedding. But, the date of the wedding influences many other decisions the wedding party must make while planning, so choosing a date is no easy task.

So, how do you pick the perfect wedding date?

One way to narrow down the possible date is to decide on your ideal season. If you are intent on having a beautiful summer wedding surrounded by the warm glow of the warmest season, then June through September is where you should begin! Likewise, if you are more interested in the emerald hues and rosy cheeks many associate with winter, then a date between December and March is where your ideal date resides. Some prefer to go for a milder season such as Spring or Fall, which have their own months as well! Wondering what's the best season to have a wedding? The most popular months to get married are June, September and October! With that being said, there is never a bad time to marry the love of your life.

Many people choose to get married on a date that is already symbolic to them. Perhaps the day you first began your relationship, the anniversary of your first date, or even the anniversary of a very important family member. This is also a great fact to include in your wedding program!

If you are superstitious, there are dates that some say are lucky, and some that are supposedly unlucky! In American culture, the numbers 7 and 11 are usually considered lucky with 13 being unlucky. In Chinese culture, the number 8 is considered the luckiest because its pronunciation sounds like “wealth”! The unluckiest number in Chinese culture is number 4, because it sounds similar to the word “death” when spoken. Some consider the first day of the month symbolic of unity and new beginnings, and the second is said to represent partnership and duality. There are many different interpretations of numbers and their meanings, which can help you choose one important to you!

Choosing a date doesn’t have to be a hard decision. Remember, it's not the date that makes your wedding special, it's your wedding that makes the date special!

We would love to help you have the wedding of your dreams at The Wilhite House, located in Downtown Anderson, South Carolina since 1858.

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